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tension in the middle east. this is cairo, egypt. this is the scene in tahrir square and almost nightfall. look at the crowd that has gathered after lawmakers approve a new constitution threatening to inflame already tense situation between the opposition and the heart-line government. steve hair gan streaming -- harrigan, streaming live in cairo, egypt the constitution already written. coming under sharp criticism. what do we know about it, steve? >> reporter: it is being criticized by opponents of this government. first of all people say it is a rush job. they basically pulled an all-nighter last night to write a constitution. 16 hours of debate. finally getting it through. there is real concerns about the role of islamic law in the new constitution. concerns about the protection of women's rights in this constitution. basically this is document written by the muslim brotherhood because all liberal members of this assembly walked out long ago, bill. bill: is there a chance that will diffuse the protests we have seen so far, steve? >> reporter: the hopes were on the president's side that
on that for you. >>> we are also following breaking news coming from egypt where tens of thousands of protesters are gathered now in cairo's tahrir square, reminiscent of the egyptian revolution nearly two years ago. now the protesters are denoun denouncing president morsi. in the draft constitution, his islamic allies approved earlier today. our chief foreign correspondent richard engel brings us. the chance of the regime echoing throughout the square, what exactly in the constitution are they so upset about? >> reporter: they are upset not only at the constitution, but also because president mohamed morsi, last week, gave himself extraordinary powers. he made all of his decision final and that they are not subject to any kind of judicial oversight. and then once he gave himself these extraordinary powers, he had his allies, a group of islamists, write a new constitution. imagine in the united states if a freshly minted president five months into his term suddenly came out and made an announcement, he said, by the way, the supreme court doesn't matter anymore. congress doesn't matter anymore, a
the other ticket which was sold at a convenient store and suburban phoenix. protesters in egypt are taking to the streets. the documented in bid a anger over morsy's newly founded powers. it looks like former imf chief dominique strauss kahn will be settling with the van had made that accused him of sexual assault last year. those are your news headlines. it is back to melissa and lori. melissa: thank you so much. will we avoid driving off the fiscal cliff if we just paid a little more for the gas to get there? we are looking for revenue under every rock here. raising the gas tax is the latest. tom kloza joined those on the phone now. >> i think it is probably something that is sensible to look at. melissa: what works? this is incredibly regressive. i cannot imagine democrats embracing this. this will hit lower income americans the hardest. >> in the rural south and the rural midwest. it has not been increased since 1993. it is a fraction of what you see. here is a thought. if you really believe and i do believe that we are probably going to be much more dependent on foreign oral and have
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: we are keeping a close eye on cairo, egypt, after they have drafted a constitution with lots of references to islamic sharia law. in cairo, tens of thousands protested, denouncing president mohammed morsi. in an all-night session of parliament dominated by islamic. opposition groups say that the document has a clear view towards sharia law. raising fears of state enforced islamic moral code. the draft is expected to be delivered to president morsi tomorrow. new controversy today over a pension crisis running the state of illinois. and whether american taxpayers and all the other states may soon have to put their bill. according to the pew research center, illinois has the most underfunded public pension system in the entire country. the funding ratio of just 45%. 45% funded. estimated $95 billion short of where they need to be to pay out the promised pension. a problem that pat quinn says needs to be fixed to find a solution. it is harder to come by. here is a video that we just released. the governor squeezing the pension python. >> sometimes they make smaller payments than
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